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Table lamp designed by Superstudio

The Passiflora lighting fixture comes from a painted cardboard prototype made for the exhibition “Superarchitettura” (December 1966), a manifesto of Radical Design. The cardboard was replaced by a material transparent to light, transforming Passiflora into a truncated luminous column: a column whose deformed profile wavers between natural and artificial, in a game of allusions and ambiguities, corresponding to the statement of intent of Superstudio, summed up in the text “Invention Design and Evasion Design”.


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table lamp

30[l] x 41[w] x 29[h] cm

cut and glued Perspex® and opalin tube

body white opaline
flower yellow

1 x LED A60 E27 10W [max] 6400K

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1966 Passiflora prototype exhibited in Superarchitettura, Pistoia, Italy 1971 Domus Italian Design, Harrods, London 1972 Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, Museum of Modern Art, New York 2007 Superarchitettura Re—loaded Exhibition, Galleria Sozzani, Milan 2008 Design Parade Villa Noailles, Hyeres, France 2010 Biennale of Design, Palazzo dei Capitani, Ascoli / Italy — Pop Design, Filatoio di Caraglio, Cuneo, Italy 2011 Superstudio Backstage, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy 2012 Pop Art Design Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein Louisiana / Museum of Modern Art Humlebaek / Moderna Museet / Stockholm Barbican Art Gallery / London Emma Espoo, Finland Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Hovikodden 2013 Superstudio-Backstage 1966—1978, Fondazione Peschiera-Centro Arti Visive, Pesaro, Italy 2015 Festival Cortona On The Move, V Edition, Cortona, Italy / Roma 2016 Superstudio 50, MAXXI / Super Superstudio, PAC, Milan / Firenze 4 ever 11th edition, LuisaViaRoma, Florence 2017 Architettura invisibile — Fondazione Italia Giappone, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Roma / Superstudio — Mobili 1966-2016, Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft Köln / Radical Utopias — Beyond architecture: Florence 1966 — 1976, La Strozzina Gallery, Florence 2018 Radical Utopias — Beyond architecture: Florence 1966 — 1976, CCA, Montreal / Joeuts à Jouer — Objects in the forest, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Brussels / Vegetal House, MUMEDI, Mexico City 2019 I–Made — Italian Manufacture Art & Design exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London / Porto Design Biennale, Palácio das Artes Fundação da Juventude, Porto / Florence Biennale — Biennale Internazionale di Arte contemporanea di Firenze, Fortezza da Basso, Firenze